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Red on exactly the same colour red

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Fatboy, May 22, 2012.

  1. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    I have this customer that gives me lots of business.Anyway yesterday they ask me to brand two new vehicles for them.The one vehicle is red.They want me to put their name in red directly onto the car....exactly they same red....I mean ......you cant even see the vinyl! So I took initiative:banghead: and put the word TOYOTA in white.They phoned me today and asked me to change it to red!
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Soooo, what's your point ?? You didn't follow their instructions and you want help ?? :doh:
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    white outline maybe?
     
  4. Patentagosse

    Patentagosse Active Member

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    I had a customer like that but finally suggested 'em to go matte on glossy for the subtil side of it. They agreed and everyone were happy. Sometimes we have to close our eyes and do the job as it's requested, even against logical. When it's small letters, you can offer 'em the domed option which will turn the letters 3D-like. If you don't do it, there's always places that could sub it for you...
     
  5. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Try it in a clear film that would have a difference in the finish like a matte clear against the gloss paint. Or go with a faint halftone to create a ghost image. I saw a wall painting of some black text years ago that used gloss black for the letters and flat black for the shadow. The lack of contrast drew the eye in and then you'd focus on the gloss. It worked surprisingly well.
     
  6. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Tried to do that for them,they refused.
     
  7. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Good idea Thanks
     
  8. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    give it to them.. get the check.. move on..
     
  9. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Thank you Fred.Will try tomorrow and post some pics.
     
  10. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Drinking at work Gino?
     
  11. Gino

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    We've done a black car with reflective black graphics. During the day is looks awesome and at night, it's just a whore. :loveya:
     
  12. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    :goodpost:
     
  13. Marlene

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    there's no cure for stupid so just put in your quote that customer responsible for color choice and was advised not to apply red to a red truck and then go for it. he will be back for white later and at least you tried to save him from doing something dumb
     
  14. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    Thank you Marlene.
     
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